Important Move-In Dates

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    We are looking forward to Move-In 2022 and Welcome Week!

    We want to ensure that all of our first-year Cards have the opportunity to move into their new spaces before Welcome Week activities commence! If you are a member of a Living Learning or Themed Community, you will have the opportunity to schedule your move-in for Wednesday, August 17. All other first-year students will be able to schedule a move in on Thursday, August 18!

    Our "Schedule Move-In" and "Early Arrival Request" forms will launch in the Housing Portal on July 11 at 10:00 a.m. On the form, you will be able to choose an available appointment slot automatically. If you need to change your appointment slot, you will be able to log back into the form to make that change, as well. Full details will be emailed to you when the scheduling form launches.

    **If you need to book a flight for a particular move-in date right away since you live out-of-state and will be flying in for move-in, we will be more than happy to make sure you get the move-in date and time you need, to the best of our ability. Please email us at  with your student ID number and specific situation so that we can discuss your options together.**

    In the meantime, be sure to check out a few of our FAQs at the bottom of this page, and email us at with questions you might have! 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Why is move-in scheduled this year?

    A: Students and families involved in Move-In 2020 and 2021 overwhelmingly expressed that a scheduled move-in allowed for a more positive move-in experience. An appointment schedule allowed students and families to unload more efficiently and navigate move-in traffic, receive more one-on-one assistance from University Housing staff and volunteers, and much more. We would like to continue with this system for Move-In 2022, although appointment slots per hour will vary by building capacity and need.  

    Q: I am a first-year. Do I have to move in on Wednesday or Thursday since they are designated for first-year students?

    A: No. We have created the opportunity for first-year students to move in on Wednesday/Thursday so that they may arrive in time to take advantage of Cardinal Kickoff and the commencement of Welcome Week events.

    Q: I am an upperlevel student. Why do I have to wait until Friday to move in?

    A: We would like to ensure that first-year students are able to move in prior to Cardinal Kickoff and the commencement of Welcome Week events. To ensure that this process runs smoothly, we kindly ask that you schedule a move-in appointment for Friday-Sunday. We will have plenty of appointment options on these dates to ensure that your move-in is just as efficient and positive as that of our first-years.

    Q: I am in an LLC/TC. Do I have to move in on Wednesday?

    A: No. We hope you will take advantage of scheduled early move-in for LLC/TC members and would like to give you this exclusive opportunity. However, you can choose to move in on an alternative move-in date based on your student status.

    Q: I cannot move in during the times listed above. What should I do?

    A: Please contact University Housing at housing@louisville.edu to discuss your specific circumstances and needs.

    Q: Can I change my move-in appointment that I select?

    A: Yes. You can re-access the “Schedule Move-In” form in order to change your move-in date after the form launches on July 11 at 10:00 a.m.

    Q: How late can I wait to schedule my move-in once the form launches on July 11 at 10:00 a.m.?

    A: While we encourage you to schedule your move-in sooner rather than later to ensure a wider availability of appointment options, we also understand that sometimes, you may not know the exact details of your arrival until closer to move-in. We kindly ask all move-in participants to schedule their move-in at least 48 hours in advance of their intended move-in date/time.